Painting of the first A350 XWB MSN001 was completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paintshop in Toulouse.
This latest milestone brings MSN001 one step closer to its first flight.
The aircraft painting was completed in less than seven days and follows the recent completion of MSN001’s flight-test-instrumentation (FTI) verification.
Last month the aircraft underwent its engines installation, and passed a subsequent intensive phase of ground vibration tests.
MSN001 will soon start the final tests before its maiden flight this summer.
The first A350 XWB emerged from the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, France in its fully completed livery on 13 May 2013
Painting was completed for the first Airbus A350 XWB on 13 May 2013, marking a key milestone before its maiden flight
Painting of the first A350 XWB “MSN001” was today fully completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paintshop in Toulouse. The painting follows the recent completion of MSN001’s flight-test-instrumentation (FTI) verification and final closure of all aircraft zones.
Painting of the first A350 XWB “MSN001” was today fully completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paintshop in Toulouse. Last month the aircraft underwent its engines installation, and passed a subsequent intensive phase of ground vibration tests
October 2019The October 2019 issue of Airliner World is a KLM special. To celebrate the Dutch flag carrier’s 100th birthday, we turn back the clock to 1919 to chart the pioneering spirit of its founders who helped build one of the most enduring names in commercial aviation. We also chronicle the carrier’s introduction of jet aircraft and analyse the role Boeing 747 has played in developing its global network, before looking ahead and the bold steps KLM is taking towards a more sustainable future.
Elsewhere, we’re on board one of the first Airbus A350-1000 flights with British Airways, as the carrier introduces Club Suite: its new Club World product. We’ve tried and tested the new aircraft and have given our verdict on the jet and discuss its importance for the wider BA brand. Other highlights include fascinating reports from both Antarctica and the Amazon, featuring a selection of rare aircraft and airports.
Finally, we bring you our comprehensive coverage of worldwide news, including low-cost travel to the Middle East from Gatwick, a first taste of Air Canada’s A220-300 and Iran Air receiving vital spares for its ATR fleet.
We also have all our regular sections covering the latest commercial aircraft acquisitions, up-to-date accident reports and developments from the world of aviation training and MROs.